Project Assistant

MD - Rockville
Mar 14, 2019
Mar 29, 2019
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

Westat is seeking an individual to provide administrative support to clinical trials project staff on several projects.

Job Responsibilities:

· Organizing project meetings and preparing meeting minutes. · Assisting with travel planning. · Assisting with budget projections and monitoring. · Identifying vendors and negotiating costs. · Obtaining special contract authorizations as needed. · Preparing financial reports; processing invoices; preparing contract deliverables. · Maintaining project files and project-specific contact databases. · Assisting clients and staff with project software.

Basic Qualifications:

· A bachelor's degree with at least 1 year of relevant post-degree administrative experience is required.
The successful candidate should have experience in word processing and spreadsheets, with excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, and superior attention to detail. Budget experience and knowledge of financial matters is desired.
Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history. Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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